Easy Stovetop Chicken And Dumplings Recipe

Easy Stovetop Chicken And Dumplings Recipe

It’s starting to cool off in the evenings, and I’m in the mood for fall… so when Dave and I couldn’t decide what to have for dinner tonight, I whipped up a pot of stovetop chicken and dumplings, using staples I always keep on-hand in the freezer and pantry. This dish uses a few processed food items (namely, cream of chicken soup and refrigerated biscuit dough), but cooks up in about 30 minutes and makes a delicious meal. I won’t ever pretend it’s health food, but in addition to being cozy and stick-to-your-bones filling, it’s quick, easy, and doesn’t involve a ton of clean-up afterward.

30-Minute Stovetop Chicken & Dumplings


  • 1-2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, or 5-6 chicken tenderloins
  • 16oz chicken broth (I prefer low-sodium broth)
  • 2 cans (16oz total) cream of chicken condensed soup
  • 1/2 pkg (5-6oz) frozen vegetable medley
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 pkg refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • corn starch (for thickening)
  • water (for poaching chicken)
  • poultry seasoning, salt, pepper


  1. Using a non-stick sauce pot, poach the chicken in a few inches of water. Discard the water, cut the chicken into chunks, and return the chicken to the pot.
  2. Pour the broth over the chicken and bring to a simmer.
  3. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Saute the onion with a pinch of salt and pepper until almost transparent, then add the frozen vegetable medley and stir to coat.
  4. Add the canned cream of chicken soup and a generous pinch of poultry seasoning to the pot, stir well to combine.
  5. Add the onion and vegetable medley to the pot, stir throughly and bring back to a simmer.
  6. If the mixture is thin, add 1-2 tbsp of corn starch to a very small amount of water or broth to make a slurry, and mix it into the chicken/veg mixture.
  7. Remove the refrigerated biscuit dough from the packaging. You’ll want 4-5 biscuits for dumplings (you can bake the rest!). Slightly flatten each biscuit, and use a sharp knife to cut the biscuit into quarters before dropping the pieces into the pot. Between biscuits, carefully stir the dough pieces into the mixture.
    • a note: the mixture will look like doughy garbage at this point. Persevere, it’ll be good-looking and delicious at the end!
  8. Cover the pot and simmer the mixture on low to medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to mix in the dough pieces.
Serve in shallow bowls with a soup spoon for maximum autumn comfort.